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There are 3 UI options.  UI1 is the most basic, and runs on all video cards.  UI2 with masking (medium) requires video cards with decent OpenGL and XDamage.  UI2 with alpha blending is the best.  Functionally it is the same as UI2 with masking, and has the same 3d effects, but instead of blocking out the video behind the UI, it is able to blend the video and the UI together.  This requires support for the composite extensions.  Currently only nVidia 6xxx and greater have Linux drivers with composite support to handle UI2 with alpha blending.
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There are 3 UI options.  UI1 is the most basic, and runs on all video cards.  However, the UI takes over the screen whenever you bring up the menu and any video that is playing gets reduced to a window.  This is the easiest UI, because the UI never covers up any of the video.  UI2 is preferred because it is completely media-centric.  Your media is always full-screen and never reduced.  Even when you're not watching your own video or photos, LinuxMCE displays as gallery art the interesting photos of the day from flickr.com with smooth and subtle motion so you always have media full-screen and can leave your TV on as wall art.  UI2 is available with masking (medium), which only requires a video card with decent OpenGL and XDamage supportThe alpha blending version looks nicer, but it requires a video card that supports the composite extensions, which currently is only the nVidia 6xxx and greater.
  
''Main menu''
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''Main menu'' This lists all the top level options in a given room, broken down into categories: Lighting, Climate, etc.  In UI1, the blank button between the media icon and the 'TV' is your "Now Playing", which takes you to the control screen for your active media.  In UI2, the lower left button is your "Now Playing", and any options for your current media, like Audio Tracks, Subtitles, etc., show up as a sub-menu so you can do everything with only 1 screen.  For UI2, use your remote control, or keyboard arrows, or mouse to select the menu pads at the bottom.  The sub menu shoots up, like an upside-down version of pull-down menus in a computer application.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:07, 14 March 2007

Videos

Watch a 12 minute demo video showing all that LinuxMCE does, and comparing it to WindowsMCE.
http://linuxmce.com/images/play.gif

The setup video is coming very soon.

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Screenshots: Using Linux MCE

There are 3 UI options. UI1 is the most basic, and runs on all video cards. However, the UI takes over the screen whenever you bring up the menu and any video that is playing gets reduced to a window. This is the easiest UI, because the UI never covers up any of the video. UI2 is preferred because it is completely media-centric. Your media is always full-screen and never reduced. Even when you're not watching your own video or photos, LinuxMCE displays as gallery art the interesting photos of the day from flickr.com with smooth and subtle motion so you always have media full-screen and can leave your TV on as wall art. UI2 is available with masking (medium), which only requires a video card with decent OpenGL and XDamage support. The alpha blending version looks nicer, but it requires a video card that supports the composite extensions, which currently is only the nVidia 6xxx and greater.

Main menu This lists all the top level options in a given room, broken down into categories: Lighting, Climate, etc. In UI1, the blank button between the media icon and the 'TV' is your "Now Playing", which takes you to the control screen for your active media. In UI2, the lower left button is your "Now Playing", and any options for your current media, like Audio Tracks, Subtitles, etc., show up as a sub-menu so you can do everything with only 1 screen. For UI2, use your remote control, or keyboard arrows, or mouse to select the menu pads at the bottom. The sub menu shoots up, like an upside-down version of pull-down menus in a computer application.

UI1 or Basic UI< UI2 with medium settings (masking> UI2 with alpha blending / transparency
MainMenuUI1.jpg MainMenuUI2M.jpg MainMenuUI2B.jpg


File Browser

UI1 or Basic UI UI2 with medium settings UI2 with alpha blending / transparency
FileBrowserUI1.jpg FileBrowserUI2M.jpg FileBrowserUI2B.jpg


DVD Remote

UI1 or Basic UI UI2 with medium settings UI2 with alpha blending / transparency
DVDRemoteUI1.jpg DVDRemoteUI2M.jpg DVDRemoteUI2B.jpg


Dial number

UI1 or Basic UI UI2 with medium settings UI2 with alpha blending / transparency
DialNumberUI1.jpg DialNumberUI2M.jpg DialNumberUI2B.jpg


Security panel

UI1 or Basic UI UI2 with medium settings UI2 with alpha blending / transparency
SecurityPanelUI1.jpg SecurityPanelUI2M.jpg SecurityPanelUI2B.jpg